Australian woodchip exports set for growth

Convert to PDFAustralia’s woodchip exports lifted to 419.7 kbdmt (bone dried metric tonnes) in March 2021, as demand from Chinese pulp mills lifted off the back of very high pulp prices. Hardwood chip exports climbed to a reported 365.7 kbdmt, up 34% on the prior month. That growth only serves… Read More

Vietnam’s woodchip exports returned to trend in March

Convert to PDFFollowing a couple of lacklustre months, Vietnam’s exports of hardwood chips lifted in March 2021, totalling 836,000 bdmt, as shipments to Mainland China doubled on those for February. In the March quarter, Vietnam’s hardwood chip exports totalled 1.913 million bdmt, down almost 29% on the December quarter and… Read More

UPDATE: Hardwood Chip Exports Lift as Price Rises to Eight Month High

Convert to PDFHardwood chip exports from Australia lifted to 366 kbdmt (bone dried metric tonnes) in March, the highest volume for 2021, year-to-date. The average export price rose to an eight month high at AUDFob206/bdmt, as the export trade continues to be beset by confidentiality restrictions that mask access to… Read More

BREAKING: Log Exports Lift – Prices Stable

Convert to PDFAustralia’s softwood log exports almost tripled in March, lifting to a four month high of 183 km3, with prices stable, but below their peaks of just a few months earlier. With Australia’s logs unable to access the mainland Chinese market, shipments are increasing to India and Korea in… Read More

BREAKING: NZ Log Exports to China Hit New Record

Convert to PDFExports of logs from New Zealand to Mainland China hit a record 1.930 million m3 in March 2021, according to latest data available to Wood Market Edge online subscribers. The record came as New Zealand’s total log exports fell just short of the all time monthly record, and… Read More

Economics Briefing: Job vacancies, labour shortages and migration

Convert to PDFFor the best part of two decades, Australia’s population growth has been driven by net overseas migration (NOM). For all that it has been occasionally contentious, the reality has been that in most years, population growth – and with it consumption growth – has been delivered by a… Read More


Convert to PDFGlobal paper market consultants EMGE & Co report the latest news in the European printing and communication paper market, as part of our ongoing global information partnership. With a significant portion of Australian and New Zealand supply coming from European sources and companies, what happens in Europe last… Read More

Corrugated Rules consumption: especially Down Under

Convert to PDFOver the last year, corrugated packaging accounted for a world-leading 82.3% of total packaging paper consumption in Australia, well ahead of the global average 67.5%. Driven by vast freight distances, the prevalence of sea trade for exports and of course, the explosion in e-commerce and home deliveries, Australia… Read More

Woodchip Export Market Briefing: Chip exports set for growth

Convert to PDFAustralia’s woodchip exports remained soft in February, but are on the cusp of what is expected to be sharp growth for the remainder of 2021. Exports for the month totalled 338.9 kbdmt (bone dried metric tonnes). IndustryEdge’s vessel tracking reported in Wood Market Edge online shows that five… Read More

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